In today's day and age, courts often consider shared custody the best decision for all parties involved. This gives both parents the opportunity to spend time with the child. Furthermore, it ensures that the child can keep a solid relationship with both of their parents.
However, there are times when this is not possible. For example, the court does not want to grant custody to a parent that is known to be an abuser. Any parent with an abusive background is one that is considered dangerous. As a result, this person is not typically granted custody.
Although the court takes into consideration a variety of factors, such as the relationship with each parent, past abuse is a factor that will never be overlooked.
If for any reason the court believes that the child could be subjected to abuse, the parent does not have a very good chance of being granted custody.
Since there are many myths associated with domestic violence and child custody, it's important to separate fact from fiction before heading to court.
At our law firm, we realize that child custody matters are extremely important. For example, you may find yourself fighting for child custody. You may also know that your former spouse has been abusive in the past.
If you are concerned about the well-being of your child, we can provide you with advice and guidance. We can help you better understand your situation, how the court will react and what you can do to keep your child safe at all times. Please visit our webpages on the topics to learn more.